With XKL DarkStar Solutions……
It may seem as though owning your own network would be cumbersome and challenging – but it doesn’t have to be. The benefits of owning your own network are huge. Ownership allows companies to determine the type of network equipment to best fit their needs. Another benefit to controlling your own network is having increased stability of network assets. These assets can be easily expanded to provide nearly limitless bandwidth capabilities. All this leads to the overall control over the cost of data. Now, XKL offers a suite of solutions for nearly plug and play operation of your own private network.
One real-life case study involves an organization hampered by lack of bandwidth, space and power which was stifling their ability to expand effectively. The Japan Internet Exchange (JPIX), the largest neutral Internet Transit Exchange in Japan was growing quickly and running out of space. In order to support the increasing demand of its multiple 10G backbone network, the company needed numerous facilities for the colocation needs of major cable operators, carriers, ISPs and content providers who require proximity when interconnecting global Internet hubs.
With limited space, rack and power JPIX was unable to support its growth, and sought nearby facilities to expand with its market. They designed a distributed and redundant network to connect its multiple locations to meet new demand. JPIX’s new ‘campus’ based facility deployment required an amount of bandwidth that only dark fiber could provide. To cost effectively and efficiently fulfill the needs of over 100 interconnected Internet backbone providers, JPIX turned to Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) and created a private network.
With DWDM, a single strand of fiber can be lit up across the entire spectrum of light providing nearly endless streams of communications. DWDM expands the capacity of the existing infrastructure without incurring additional costs, other than buying the new transport equipment. This exponentially increased the company’s network capacity. It was no longer dependent on a single channel solution; it could now leverage multiple channels – literally doubling, tripling, and quadrupling capacity with each color in the spectrum. DWDM lights dark fiber.
XKL provides a full-suite of DWDM equipment to meet the needs of many different companies, from neutral Internet exchanges, like JPIX, who constructed a private, high bandwidth campus-based network to global enterprise businesses, universities, government entities, Internet Service Providers, cloud networking companies and more. Within their suite of DarkStar DWDM optical networking solutions, XKL has released a unique plug and play platform that provides cost savings and flexibility to its clients.
XKL’s DWDM platform uses a simple interface commonly used in routers which can be operated by a technician rather than an optical engineer. The Operating System is designed to provide dynamic allocation of bandwidth by managing wavelengths, power and more. DarkStar equipment is shipped pre-configured and arrives ready to be deployed.
No longer is it intimidating for organizations to have their own private network. XKL opens up new possibilities for enterprises to lower costs and increase flexibility and control to meet their own needs. With XKL, owning your own network makes sense.